On this day in 1983, the Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first concert at the Rhythm Lounge in Hollywood.
“I had a bass line and had Hillel do guitar to it, and then we went to the show and played and people love it. We had a whole choreographed dance thing. We did our dance and then played “Out In L.A.” and it was pretty fucking explosive. We did it and it was just BAM! From the first note. A five-minute set. Anthony came with a boom box and the dance, and then the song — it was like two minutes. Sometimes band just sort of creep into it and find their way, and bam — for us it was from the get-go.” — Flea